traffic violence

When traffic violence hits home

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 17th, 2021 at 10:16 am

The Maus family mini-van and the aftermath of Tuesday’s crash on the Marquam Bridge.

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Portland commissioner cites ‘vehicular violence’ in response to spate of crashes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2021 at 4:39 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Four people dead in 3 days as Portland car violence continues

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 8th, 2021 at 1:19 pm

New victims, old causes.
(Photos: PPB, Google Maps)

Joshua Stanley. Karen McClure. Douglas Rosling II.

All three died using Portland roads over the weekend. [Read more…]

Talking about car violence on XRAY in the Morning

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 3rd, 2021 at 3:43 pm

Listen to the interview below.

This morning I was on the XRAY in the Morning radio show and had a nice conversation with host DJ Ambush. He asked how I’m making sense of the intentional vehicular assault in Portland on January 25th and what we should do in response. I expected it would be a short exchange, but was pleasantly surprised that it went longer. DJ Ambush asked thoughtful questions and wanted to delve into the issue.

We talked for over 20 minutes. There is a short section in the middle where we talked about Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s new bike-related bills, but most of the conversation was about traffic violence, our dangerous car culture, and what we can do about.

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Video shows another intentional vehicular assault on a bicycle rider

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 29th, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Still from security video. Watch it below.

Someone used their pickup truck as a weapon to assault a bike rider in Portland on Friday. The altercation followed an interaction between the two road users and might have been fueled by road rage. It’s still unclear what – if anything – might have provoked the assault.

Footage shared on Reddit less than an hour ago shows the driver of a small red pick-up follow a bike rider into a parking lot at Southeast 3rd and Taylor. The driver then intentionally rams their truck into the man before reversing and driving away. (It’s a felony crime in Oregon to hit someone with your vehicle and not stop to investigate it.)

The video (below) from a nearby business surveillance camera was uploaded to YouTube by a user named Aaron Sturgill who claims to be friends with the victim.[Read more…]

Delivery rider shares harrowing account of assault on SE 18th Avenue

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 28th, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Scot Hinson says his bike took most of the impact and likely saved his life.
(Photo: Donald Hinson)

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At vigil, Jean Gerich remembered as active ‘free spirit’ who ‘lived with great courage’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 27th, 2021 at 9:23 am

(Photos from last night’s vigil by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Friends, family, and many people who never knew Jean Gerich gathered to remember her Tuesday night. The 77-year-old Gerich was killed Monday in the intentional vehicular assault in southeast Portland that left at least nine other people injured.[Read more…]

PBOT Commissioner: “Portland witnessed a terrible tragedy”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 26th, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Jo Ann Hardesty and Chris Warner.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Police say two of 10 victims in vehicular rampage were on bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 26th, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Police and media at SE 18th and Stark on Monday.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Opinion: Vehicular violence hits home again. We cannot ignore it again.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 26th, 2021 at 11:39 am

Memorial at Southeast 19 and Stark for victim hit and killed Monday.
(Photo: Sarah Mirk)

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